Characteristics of infections associated with external ventricular drains of cerebrospinal fluid.

@article{Walti2013CharacteristicsOI,
  title={Characteristics of infections associated with external ventricular drains of cerebrospinal fluid.},
  author={Laura Naemi Walti and Anna Conen and Julia Coward and Gregory F. Jost and Andrej Trampuz},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={424-31}
}
OBJECTIVES Manifestations of external ventricular drain (EVD) - associated infections overlap with those of the underlying neurosurgical conditions. We analyzed characteristics of EVD-associated infections. METHODS We included patients aged ≥18 years with EVD-associated infections from 1997 to 2008, using modified CDC criteria for nosocomial infections. Hospital charts were reviewed retrospectively and the in-hospital outcome was evaluated. RESULTS Forty-eight patients with EVD-associated… CONTINUE READING

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